Unfortunately, a battle is exactly what it may turn into if you and your ex cannot work together and co-parent. Before you reach the point of court intervention to decide custody, think long and hard. A custody battle thrusts the child into the middle of your controversy. Why are you fighting for custody? Are you fighting FOR custody or fighting so that your ex-spouse DOESN’T HAVE custody? Is it in the best interest of the child for you to take the course of action? Are you thinking of what is best for you, or for your child? If you’ve determined that it’s the right thing to do -for the children- to go forward, what can you expect when the court intervenes?